The China Flexpat podcast interviews professionals in China to help people from all over the world find the best jobs in China.
We uncover myths and show the truth about challenges and opportunities when looking for a life in the Middle Kingdom.
Flexpats are like expats, but flexible. Highly interested in China's business world, culture, people and language but without the backing of a multinational company that provides large salary packages.
We want to show you how you can become a well paid and happy China flexpat with the right skills and mindset.
#98 "I had to go to China to find my passion" with Felipe Cabrera
This episode shows us how you can grow into an expert with a successful business from a rather generic background and stay adaptable to upcoming changes in China.
Learn about the coffee industry in China, upcoming trends, and how to build up a network to boost your business. Find out how businesses nowadays draw more customers into their shops.
What are the key skills to be successful in China and how you can prepare for all kinds of challenges?
Find Felipe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felipecabrera/
Find Felipe on RED: https://www.xiaohongshu.com/user/profile/5c669075000000001001e7b9
#97 Take your engineering career to China! With Bruno Lhopiteau
This is a special episode for engineers and technology nerds who want to build their careers in China.
Get a big picture of the Chinese economy from international companies to State-owned enterprises, and even Belt and Road projects. Learn about R&D processes and copycats. Entering new markets and going international from China.
What does it take to build your complete engineering and business career abroad? Is it still possible today?
Check the children's book 阿凡提 ā fán tí - can you read it as well?
#96 Probably the "most German" city in China with Marieke Bossek
This is a special episode for the German community in the Shanghai area.
You learn about a complete flexpat career from university to retirement. Including all challenges, happiness, and fears along the way. Not only, but especially for Germans. Share this episode with your German friend!
The German Center is a "home away from home" for German companies in China. Taicang is probably the "most German" city in China.
Find the German Center Taicang here:
on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marieke-bossek-5a009159
#95 Employing people with disabilities & Career success factors with Nadav Ben Simon
1) Flexpat Career Development from coming to China to leaving China
2) Deep dive into changing the perception of employing people with disabilities
3) Success factors for developing your flexpat career
Last: The Inclusion Factory is hiring flexpats. Please reach out to Nadav.
Learn more about the Inclusion Factory: www.inclusion-factory.com
Connect with Nadav on WeChat: NadavBS
Or per email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Nadav on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadav-ben-simon-960409137/
#94 Advice by seasoned China flexpat (20 years) - Dr. Wolfgang Wagner.
1. Unique lifestyle as 72-year-old flexpat
2. What kind of people does Wolfgang spend his time with?
3. How did he change his lifestyle since he first came to China?
4. How does he spend and invest his income?
5. How does he find the energy for his active flexpat lifestyle?
6. How does Wolfgang see his future in China?
7. Wolfgang`s advice for young flexpats
a. Learn Chinese
b. Keep your connection to your own country and culture while you live in China
c. Build wealth, don`t waste your income.
#93 Steps to start a career from scratch in China with Steven Senshan
Steven’s Steps To Starting From Scratch in China:
1. Set your long-term goals the moment you set foot in the country.
2. Whatever anyone says to you, you must learn Chinese.
3. Research, research, research.
4. Pursue a diverse set of paths within the direction that you are heading in.
5. Get out of the foreigner bubble and meet new people.
6. Embrace difference, but don’t lose yourself.
Find Steven on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stevensenshan
Find Steven on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevensenshan/
Find Steven on Weibo: https://weibo.com/u/5546669710
Find Steven on RED: https://www.xiaohongshu.com/user/profile/5c7cf3420000000010013513
Authentic life experience
People from different backgrounds share their insights from living in China and interacting with Chinese people. Very grateful for this podcast as I’m preparing myself for working in China soon. I can recommend this podcast to anybody interested in working with Chinese colleagues or working and living in China.
Great podcast about thriving and developing in China
Amazing content about living and working in China on a local base. You will nowhere else find so many various views about the possibilities of thriving and developing in China both personally and professionally. I can highly recommend this great and professional podcast🤩
These guys are rockstars!
Great content with very good guest speakers for interviews. Anybody interested to work in China should first listen here.
The guests share their insights and their stories, most of them truly „Old China Hands“ (Zhong Guo Tong). Tons of information and inspiration in the podcast! Excellent Job!
I am over 27 Years professionally and personally involved with China, but I still learned a lot in each episode!